Neville quit at the age of 35 in February after nearly 19 years at United. He now coaches the club's Under-15s and is being lined up for a role with the reserve-team, while also making his first appearances as a TV pundit.
The veteran defender played only four games this season after a succession of injuries, and could have been sent off in two of those matches at Stoke and West Brom.
Tough going: Neville found it difficult in the few games he played this season
A consummate professional during his career, Neville admits he is enjoying the lifestyle and freedom away from the strict regime of professional football.
He said: 'It was a struggle towards the end for me.
'I was ready for it. When people finish their career they miss it. I feel content and happy, watching the games and enjoying it.
'Hotel, rest, match, eat, sleep. That was the pattern, you are institutionalised into being like that. You have a privileged lifestyle but have to be professional.'
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